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Masiakasaurus

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Pronounced
mah-shee-ah-kah-sore-us
Meaning of name
vicious lizard
Length
  2m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(84 - 71 million years ago)
Found in
Madagascar

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Neoceratosauria, Abelisauroidea, Abelisauria, Masiakasaurus
Named by
Sampson, Carrano & Forster (2001)
Type species
knopfleri